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Definition of "cell-wall" [cell-wall]

  • Rare spelling of cell wall. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "Several vaccine-development programs persisted, however, including one based around a reformulation of StaphVAX, and another developing a novel formula that targeted cell-wall protein, which was the work of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.33 In 2008, researchers reported interim success—in an animal trial only—with a third new approach."
  • "For a drug whose mechanism depended on disrupting cell-wall synthesis, that had to be important—but the researchers were not sure how."
  • "Similar to penicillin, the new drug killed by interfering with cell-wall synthesis, but its mode of action was different: it bound to a different component of the developing cell wall, in such a manner that bacteria ought to have a more difficult time foiling its activity."